the wind dashed into despair; and the soil mourned. hundred-thousands of bodies lay on the belly of mother earth/with dirges/pinching their souls the year was sweet/seraphic/and savoury/with a pandemic, an adventure from China created a travelogue in the cinema of pain/grieve and threnodies even the gods sought resort from the pale palms of their buffs cemeteries and the soils now quelch, for their bellies are overfed with decaying bodies of 'corona'-ted beings the world is now a potter's field filled with faultless death of free men, it now whispers into the wind's weary ears, a song of forlornness/death/pain/torment and despair
Olowo Qudus is a young poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and a spoken word artiste. He is a student of the Federal University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and a member of the Unilorin Elites writers group. He is the winner of Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) June/July 2020.